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This was my first location at home. February 2009, which is summer in S. Hemisphere. At that time I had a Table saw, a router, and a thickness planner. I managed to build a Flinstone kind of router table, wich I set it in the garden near the pull each time I need to use it.

In the winter I managed to move inside the house, and took over the family dinning room for a two month period. It was en exotic experience for all family members except me. The shop was in the middle of the house, in the corridor between the living room and bedrooms with the kitchen and laundry.

By then I was able to change my chinese table saw for a new Bosch. And include a 1hp lathe, and a 40 year old 1 hp band saw.

After my second daughter married last november and moved to Rio de Janeiro, I moved the shop to my wife´s art room, and she swapped it for our daughter bedroom. It is a 23´x 10´ space with very low ceiling.

It could be worse.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 12:20 AM

Fernando, this certainly is an interesting shop that you have managed to put together. Your wife must be a very patient and understanding person. My shop is located adjacent to our finished basement and I get yelled at (for tracking sawdust into the house) if I don’t clean up my shop regularily. I can only imagine what my wife’s response would be if I asked to move some of my power tools into the dining room!! :)

You have some nice tools to play with. I am sure you have a lot of fun with the lathe. That is one tool that is high on my wish list.

Thanks for the pictures. It was fun to tour your shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 11:00 AM

Hey Fernando,
Some great toys you have there…good job.

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#3 posted 08-12-2010 12:43 AM

@ Splinterman, too much toys, too low space !!!! Is not as tidy as yours !!!
Hi Scott, yes Ines is very patient. Do not know is she also yells. I do wear no only safety glasses, but also ear protection !! yeahh!

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 08-13-2010 11:04 PM

During the early 1990’s I lived on my own. I was re-modelling the front room of my house, which fronted a busy street, so I set up my workshop there and entertained passers by with my woodworking. Your workshop is where you (can) make it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 10:29 PM

Yup, that’ll work! As Martyn says, your home is where your shop is…uh, your shop is where your home is… uh, oh, it just feels good that you’re happy and keep your near-n-dears happy.
Best Regards, Stephen Mines

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 05:41 PM

Thank you Stephen.

I don´t know if they are happy. For sure are covered by sawdust. Lol

-- Back home. Fernando

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#7 posted 04-18-2011 01:09 AM

Nice looking shop.

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